Wednesday, November 21, 2007

ERIC: an Education Resource Information Center Database

ERIC Education Resource Information Center database is very practical and useful resource in a variety of education and related subject areas. For example, I was able to find lesson plans on teaching English as a second language in a large business or for industry. The advanced search is rather useful in limiting results to full text or by audience levels as well. If you are student or just wanting to learn the fundamentals of premium database searching this an excellent resource that provides search aids including a thesarus. Bottom line, the ERIC database has great education related content with 1.2+ million bibliographic records that are well indexed, abstracted, and in many cases full-text documents.